The latest multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) system at Logansport Memorial can collect and reconstruct images from millions of data points in less than a second. A CT scan has many uses but is especially helpful for quickly examining people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. The speed and clinical accuracy enable physicians to more clearly see any injuries or disease, thus providing more information than plain x-rays. A CT can be performed if you have an implanted medical device of any kind, and no radiation remains in a patient’s body after a CT examination.
Unlike conventional x-rays, CT scanning provides very detailed images of many types of tissue as well as the lungs, bones, and blood vessels. CT provides real-time imaging, making it a good tool for guiding minimally invasive procedures such as needle biopsies and needle aspirations of many areas of the body, particularly the lungs, abdomen, pelvis, and bones.
Coming in for Tests
Enter through the main lobby. If pre-registered, go to Medical Imaging. Please bring a copy of your test order, or ask your physician to fax the order to (574) 753-1384.
32-slice CT Scanner in use
Our CT scanner has been installed next to the ER and offers enhanced diagnostic capabilities. It is able to take 32 pictures at one time - double the amount of pictures we could take before – and performs with improved functionality. This scanner also reduces radiation exposure for patients by delivering superior image qualities using the lowest possible doses.
The results of most tests will be sent to your doctor within 48 hours.